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Memorable Manitobans: James Allan “Jim” Coughlan (c1939-2014)


Born around 1939, he earned a BA (1979) degree from Brandon University. His teaching career included service at Orangeville School (1957-1958) and as Principal of Ebor School (1959-1961) and Elkhorn School (1965-1975). He later worked as the Special Education Co-ordinator for the Turtle Mountain School Division (1990). He was President of the Elkhorn minor sports association (1968-1969) and the Elkhorn and District Community Centre (1976-1977), and was involved with coaching Elkhorn youth hockey teams. He and his wife Faye had three children. He died at the Tri-Lake Health Centre in Killarney on 8 March 2014 and was buried in the Killarney Cemetery.


“Elkhorn had 3 new teachers,” Brandon Sun, 26 August 1966, page 12.

“Coughlan prexy,” Brandon Sun, 14 November 1968, page 7.

“Westman [District news briefs],” Brandon Sun, 16 April 1975, page 12.

“Westman round-up [New president],” Brandon Sun, 13 December 1975, page 17.

“252 graduated at BU’s 68th annual spring convocation,” Brandon Sun, 17 May 1979, page 27.

“Turtle Moutain School Division No. 44 [...],” Brandon Sun, 18 August 1990, page 19.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 11 March 2014, page B7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 September 2020

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